"To check the threat of radiation in our country, we cannot say no to technology and its progress but we have to design intelligent and safer gadgets with pre-emptive and preventive measures," said the minister during the launch of a book by Harsaran Bir Kaur Pandey, The Radiation Threat: An Emergency in the Making.
Lauding the book, the minister said it provides a good insight into the ill-effects of the radiation from mobile phones, mobile towers and Wi-Fi technologies and also suggests good solutions.
"The SHE factor - safety, health and environment - in the context of radiation elucidated in the book is quite interesting. The author also talks about green buildings, which is a good solution to the threat of radiation," he added.
"We have to find ways to reduce radiation level from modern gadgets through a concerted action. We have to inform people about the ill-effects of radiation. The government should observe standards for permissible amount of radiation from cell towers and mobile phones and other gadgets," said the author.